The O'Neil Sisters

Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil are sisters and authors of the book Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and flea market articles appear regularly in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines. They also write for the websites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, HGTV, Fine Living, Parents, and LifetimeTV.

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, they are the granddaughters of Chic Young, creator of the comic strip “Blondie and Dagwood.”

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Sneak Peek: How to Make Floating Flower Candles!

Have you seen our new course on candle making? Here's a great chance for a sneak peek. Our lesson "How to Make Floating Flower Candles" is the Curious Free Lesson of the Day!

We had so much fun making these candles using cake molds from the craft store. And they really float!

And remember, if you have any questions while you're working on your candles, just leave us a comment, and we'll respond. We're here to help.

Happy Crafting!
The O'Neil Sisters

Courses
DIY Beaded Jewelry
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Bracelets, necklaces, earrings... department store jewelry can quickly add up. Learn to make your own jewelry as an easy, creative, and inexpensive alternative. This jewelry-making course by DIY decorators and bloggers Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil teaches you to make stunning jewelry, step-by-step -- from chain length, to bead and clasp choices, and more. Each lesson covers the wire-work and beading skills needed to complete the project and includes links to recommended tools and materials.
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DIY Mosaic Projects
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In this mosaics course, DIY decorators and bloggers Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil teach everything you need to know about mosaics -- from breaking tiles and china, to mixing and applying grout. Learn mosaic crafting techniques along the way as the O’Neil sisters show you how to make six projects, including a mosaic birdhouse and mosaic tabletop. Each lesson includes a printable how-to and materials list. Become a mosaics master today!
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How to Make Homemade Candles
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Homemade candles are inexpensive, beautiful, and super fun to make. In this crafting course, learn how to make 10 colored and scented candles to match any home decor. No candle making experience necessary—the O’Neil Sisters share wax-cooking recipes, demonstrations of basic skills, and materials lists so even the complete novice can follow along. These projects are perfect for creating homespun decorations and gifts!
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How to Make Homemade Soap
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Add some sophistication to your guest soaps and handmade gifts. In this short course, the O’Neil Sisters -- master DIY decorators and bloggers -- teach you how to make homemade soap from scratch. Learn to make soaps with aroma and flare using easy melt-and-pour recipes. Add whatever you like to the recipe: herbs, flower petals, aromas, and more! You can even use heart or flower molds to create little soaps as cute party favors to guests or gifts to friends.
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Other Lessons by The O'Neil Sisters

Looking for your next craft project? Follow along with Jennifer and Kitty as they teach you how to create a unique mosaic tray. You'll learn how to shop for mosaic tiles, prepare your tiling surface, and mix and pour your resin. The O'Neil Sisters will also teach you how to mosaic using curved lines, and how to mosaic on a flat surface without edges. Apply the techniques you learn here to create custom mosaic art!


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Interested in making over your old furniture? Give your chairs new life by reupholstering them with the O'Neil Sisters! Jennifer and Kitty will teach you how to refinish your chair with spray paint, how to choose the right upholstery fabric, and how to recover the cushion to give your outdated or vintage chair an updated look.


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From gathering tools and materials to devising a final script, planning a high-quality lesson is a challenge. If you’re having trouble, take some tips from crafting experts and producers of over a dozen Curious lessons, the O’Neil Sisters. Whether you are thinking about creating your own how-to videos or you’d like to improve the quality of an upcoming series, use these tips and tricks to create clear, structured, and attractive lessons.


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Resin jewelry is all the rage! And you can make your own resin ring with this lesson from the O’Neil Sisters. Jennifer and Kitty will show you everything you need, including what kind of resin, special tips for creating a collage, and how to pour and cure the resin. They even share their favorite sources for cool clip art to put inside. With their cheerful help, you can make your own one-of-a-kind ring in less than an hour, and that includes time for it to cure!


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What’s more fun than dyeing Easter eggs? In this playful lesson, Jennifer and Kitty show you how to make homemade Easter egg dyes using ingredients from the kitchen. You will also get a few special tips for getting bright colors and drying the eggs to an even finish. Finally, explore using crayon resist to decorate each egg in a one-of-a-kind way. Let’s dye some eggs!


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Learn how to dye Easter eggs with the O'Neil Sisters. Share a photo of your colorful eggs!

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